UNDATED (AP) — Alabama, Michigan, Clemson and Washington are at the top of The Associated Press Top 25 college football poll and the Big 12 was left without a top-10 team after a weekend during which four unbeaten teams lost.
Two days before the College Football Playoff selection committee unveils its first rankings of the season, the AP Top 25 provided a likely preview.
Alabama is No. 1, receiving all but one of the 61 first-place votes from the media panel. Michigan received a first-place vote. Both No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Washington won road games against ranked teams Saturday.
West Virginia and Baylor from the Big 12 were not so fortunate. The Mountaineers slipped to No. 14 after their first loss. The Bears dropped to 13th after losing to Texas.
Western Michigan moved up three spots in the poll from last week, to No. 17.
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
|1. Alabama (60)||8-0||1524||1|
|2. Michigan (1)||8-0||1435||2|
|6. Ohio St.||7-1||1207||6|
|7. Texas A&M||7-1||1150||9|
|14. West Virginia||6-1||620||10|
|17. W. Michigan||8-0||481||20|
|18. North Carolina||6-2||423||21|
|19. Florida St.||5-3||409||12|
|20. Penn St.||6-2||390||24|
|22. Oklahoma St.||6-2||355||NR|
|23. Virginia Tech||6-2||345||25|
|24. Boise St.||7-1||203||13|
|25. Washington St.||6-2||139||NR|
Others receiving votes: Houston 65, Southern Cal 40, San Diego St. 21, Troy 20, Tennessee 17, South Florida 10, Arkansas 7, Wyoming 5, Tulsa 3.